Interest continues to grow in green buildings worldwide as governments and organizations across the globe are taking measures to back sustainable buildings. Green building refers to the design, construction, and operation of buildings in an environmentally friendly way. LEED, stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is one of the world’s most influential rating systems for green buildings, implemented in more than 129 countries globally. Located next to the rio Guaba (rio means river), Beira Rio capable to content 60800 seats, is the biggest stadium of South Brazil. Its field has recently been chosen as the best in an election by captains of 20 professional Brazilian football teams.
Through fierce competition, Beira Rio in Porto Alegre was eventually chosen to host the 2014 World Cup matches. And recently another piece of great news revealed that Beira Rio has been granted the LEED silver certification issued by the U.S. Green Building Council. This means that Beira Rio Venue meet the requirements of environmental friendliness, energy saving and sustainability. It is also in line with international standards of green buildings. Midea, the world’s leader in HVAC solutions, has helped a lot in Beira Rio’s winning of LEED silver certification by providing high efficiency air conditioning product VRF heat recovery system V4 Plus R series to the venue. V4 Plus R series VRF, features top cooling and heating effect.
It can achieve simultaneous cooling and heating which greatly reduces the energy consumption and helps cut the running cost. Besides, it is friendlier to the environment as it emits less carbon dioxide and makes the place more cozy and comfortable for the fanatic fans. Throughout the years, Midea CAC has been dedicated to innovating green products and has attained great achievements in energy saving and green technology. In Brazil, less than 1% of the buildings have certification of sustainability, not to say the higher level of certification LEED Silver. And the obtaining of LEED silver certification further demonstrates the excellent quality of Midea air conditioning equipment that applied in Beira Rio Stadium. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides a point system to score green building design and construction. The system is categorized in five basic areas: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality. Buildings are awarded points based on the extent various sustainable strategies are achieved. The more points awarded the higher the level of certification achieved from Certified, Silver, Gold, to Platinum.